“Just like in the last quarter operation, we found no illegal drugs, liquor, and cigarettes during the search”, said Jail Superintendent Andrew Tauli, Bataan District Jail warden, who led the joint inspection of jail cells with operatives and representatives of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and media.
“What we collected were assorted and unnecessary items that needed to be taken out so as not to congest the cells”, he said.
“We do not anymore intercept cigarettes from visitors at the gate, which means they realize that we are serious in our campaign. In the first place, it is primarily for the welfare of inmates especially those who have respiratory problems”, he added.
“We did not find any contrabands but it does not mean that we will become lenient. We will just continue our stringent measures”, Tauli said.
For his part, PDEA Provincial Head Marlou Ordona remarked on the result of the operation, “This is good, again we found no illegal drugs and other illegal contrabands”. He led a team of PDEA operatives with two canine dogs joining the operation.
Aside from the multi-agency search Operation Greyhound, BJMP conducts its own search for contrabands inside jail cells at least four times a month.